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Parks & Recreation

The City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department encompasses a broad range of services provided by three divisions, housing the Recreation Division, the Parks & Urban Forestry Division and the Animal Services Division.


The City of Visalia Recreation Division works to provide exceptional service, innovative programs and diverse experiences in vibrant, sustainable spaces. The Division works to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Visalia by providing exceptional parks, places, and programs and services at a good value to our taxpayers and customers and by preserving and protecting our City’s natural resources.
For Recreation related questions, click on the Recreation tab to the left, email [email protected] or call (559) 713-4365.


Parks & Urban Forestry

The Parks & Urban Forestry Division administers the long-term urban forestry policies for the City and conducts plan review for all new development. It is guided by an overall vision to sustain and enhance a livable community with an extensive, thriving urban forest that provides multiple community benefits.


Animal Care Services

The Animal Services Division's goal is to ensure public health, safety and animal welfare in our community. Animal Services provides Animal Control of sick, injured, vicious and stray animals and operates the Visalia Animal Care Center, located at 29016 Highway 99. The state-of-the-art Animal Care Center houses animal control and animal shelter staff, and has the capacity for up to 200 animals at any one time and is the major holding facility for lost and stray pets in the area. Animal Services works with local non-profit and rescue organizations throughout the state to increase the save rate of incoming animals.


Facilities & Maintenance

The Facilities & Maintenance Division maintains all City owned facilities using in-house and contract maintenance and provides daily custodial services for all City buildings. In addition to facility maintenance, the division is responsible for programming and maintaining a Capital Budget for the replacement and upgrades of City facilities.


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